Pepper spray has been usedon protesters by gardai after scuffles broke out near barricades at the conference hall.
— Galway Independent (@galwayindo) April 14, 2012
Protestors and Garda and private security staff scuffle – amid reports of pepper spray being used – outside the Labour party conference in NUI, Galway this afternoon. The photos – taken in sequence – record the moments protestors broke through a police cordon to get close to the main entrance of the conference venue, the Bailey Allen Hall.
(Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)